During Signal Quintet's tour of Japan in 2006 these three improvisations were recorded live in studio at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media. Jason Kahn formed Signal Quintet in 2004 to record his graphical score "Timelines." The group has continued on as an improvising ensemble with the recordings on "Yamaguchi" documenting their first tour. Signal Quintet draws on three generations of some of Europe's most innovative musicians, with their collective performance histories spanning back to the late 1970's. With instrumentation ranging from Norbert Möslang's cracked everyday electronics to the deep acoustics of Chrisitan Weber's contrabass, the music of Signal Quintet transfers fluidly from electronic to acoustic, surging with an organic ebb and flow through improvisations where the listener's notion of time passing is lost in an immersive sound experience.
Tomas Korber Swiss-Spanish composer/improviser Tomas Korber was born in 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland. Korber has performed solo and collaborated with the likes of Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Otomo Yoshihide, Lê Quan Ninh, Toshimaru Nakamura, Stephan Wittwer, Jason Kahn, Thomas Ankersmit, Dimitri de Perrot, Dieb13, Butch Morris, Alessandro Bosetti, Hans Koch, Sachiko M, Christian Weber, Keith Rowe, Christian Wolfarth, Kazuya Ishigami, Olaf Rupp, (collaboration at the Swiss National Exhibition "Expo02"), Andrea Parkins, ErikM, Steinbrüchel and many others. He has also composed music for theater and film productions. http://tomaskorber.com
Norbert Möslang Norbert Möslang was born in St.Gallen in 1952 and plays cracked everyday-electronics. Worked with Voice Crack until the end of 2002 and played also in Poire_z. Collaborations with Borbetomagus, Otomo Yoshihide, Günter Müller, Erikm, Jérôme Noetinger, Lionel Marchetti, Jim O'Rourke, Kevin Drumm, Jason Kahn, Oren Ambarchi, Tomas Korber, Keith Rowe, I-Sound, Carlos Zingaro, Florian Hecker and many others. He is also active in the field of visual arts. http://homepage.swissonline.ch/bots
Günter Müller Günter Müller was born in München in 1954, and has lived in Switzerland since 1966. Müller has been playing a unique drum set with a mobile pick-ups and a microphone system of his own invention since 1981. The system allows hand generated sounds on drums and percussion to be modulated electronically. Since 1998 minidiscs, later an ipod, are included in his electronic set. He performs solo and has collaborated with a large number of musicians, including Jim O'Rourke, Christian Marclay, Butch Morris, Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Keith Rowe, Sachiko M. In 1990 he founded the record label For 4 Ears Records. http://home.datacomm.ch/g.mueller/mueller.htm
Christian Weber Christian Weber is active as an interpreter of contemporary composed music as well in the fields of free improvisation and modern jazz. He has collaborated with the likes of Peter Kowald, Irène Schweizer, Charles Gayle, Boris Hauf, Lol Coxhill, Elliott Sharp, Gene Coleman and Stephan Wittwer. http://christianweber.ch.vu
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